Global Engagement Certificate
Are you majoring in a STEM field (engineering, science, or computing)?
Do you want to be able to work with a diverse population? Do you want to be able to better communicate with people from different cultures?
Are you majoring in business?
Do you want to work for a multinational corporation? Do you want to work abroad? Do you want to better understand foreign markets and clients?
Are you majoring in a health-related field?
Do you want to be able to better communicate with the variety of patients you will encounter? Do you want to do humanitarian work? Do you want to work for a government-funded or non-profit organization?
Are you majoring in a social science or humanities field?
Do you want to work in advocacy or diplomacy? Are you interested in the Peace Corps, Teach for America, or teaching English abroad? Are you considering the Foreign Service?
Are you majoring in education?
Do you want to work with ESL students? Do you want to teach a foreign language? Do you want to better understand your colleagues' and students' perspectives and diverse backgrounds?
Then you should consider the Global Engagement Certificate!
The 17 hours of coursework and nine credit hours of globally engaged activity required to complete the Global Engagement Certificate, which will largely overlap with your major, will help you learn to:
- better communicate and work with people from other backgrounds, whether colleagues, clients or patients
- improve your oral and written communication skills
- build critical thinking and collaborative working skills
- be able to analyze an issue from a variety of perspectives.
The goal of the Global Engagement Certificate is to recognize the work and commitment of USA students during their studies at the University that has prepared them to be actively engaged global citizens and effectively navigate the global workplace. The program is open to all degree-seeking undergraduate students at the University of South Alabama. Application to the program, admission, and advising are required.